In­ter­gen­er­a­tional pro­ject ends in style

Stanstead Journal - - SUDOKU -

Cur­tis Mu­seum or at the Haskell Free Li­brary.

The goals of the pro­ject were to dis­pel stereo­types that youth of­ten have about se­niors and that se­niors of­ten have about youth, cre­ate bonds be­tween gen­er­a­tions and de­velop a sense of com­mu­nity among par­tic­i­pants.

The pro­ject was spon­sored by Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s in­ter­gen­er­a­tional “With re­spect to our el­ders” pro­gram. Eric Manol­son, the co­or­di­na­tor in charge of that pro­gram, was at the re­union and spoke about the im­por­tance of in­ter­gen­er­a­tional ac­tiv­i­ties. Fund­ing came from grants from Town­ship­pers’ Foun­da­tion and Canada Post, and a pri­vate do­na­tion from Mrs. Su­san Rowe. Other part­ners of the pro­ject were CAB RH Rediker, Stanstead’s Cul­tural & Recre­ational Cen­tre, and the CSSS Mem­phrem­a­gog.

Af­ter thank­ing the spon­sors and part­ners of the pro­ject, Mrs. Ruf thanked Brenda Hartwell, who edited the fi­nal draft of the book, and An­nie Chapde­laine who did the lay­out. She also thanked the se­niors for open­ing their homes for the pro­ject and thanked the youth for giv­ing their time to par­tic­i­pate, adding that in­stead of pass­ing each other on the street, the par­tic­i­pants can now smile at each other, mak­ing the world a bet­ter place! Judy LeBaron

A na­tive of North Hat­ley who stud­ied at Ecole des Beaux Arts (Mon­treal) in the 1960’s and Fi­bre Arts at Koote­nay School of Art and De­sign in the 1990’s, my work em­braces a broad range of ex­pres­sion. Inspiration is drawn from both the tra­di­tional and my own unique artis­tic vi­sion.

The up­com­ing show, The Gar­den, June 26 to July 9, will fea­ture paint­ing, works on pa­per, rug hook­ing and more, and the medi­ums I have used will in­clude wa­ter­colour, oil and wool.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Par­tic­i­pants and guests en­joy­ing the “Look­ing at Stanstead To­gether” book launch, hosted by Ur­sula T. Ruf seen here on right hand, last week at the Colby-Cur­tis Mu­seum.

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Oil paint­ing ‘‘Sun­set’’, by Jessie Lebaron.

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Yel­low Flower on Pa­per 7.5 X 9 Ink and Gouache on pa­per

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